Can I Keep My Wisdom Teeth?

Can you Keep Your Wisdom Teeth?
At Dental Partners of Boston, we are your Boston dentist that offers a variety of different oral hygiene services.We can provide procedures such as wisdom teeth extraction. We know that many of our patients have questions about wisdom teeth removal and if this is a procedure that needs to be done for them. Many of our patients want to know if they can keep their wisdom teeth or not. We like to educate our patients on our dental procedures and also educate them on which procedures may or may not be necessary.

Do you need to get your wisdom teeth removed?

For the majority of people, wisdom teeth removal is necessary, but not every patient needs to have this procedure done. Many dentists encourage wisdom teeth removal at an early age because wisdom teeth can cause serious problems for some people when they are developing and can have complications in adulthood. If they are removed before they finish growing into adults, many of these problems can be avoided. If they have not been removed, and you may be experiencing some of these symptoms mentioned below:

What are some of the potential problems with wisdom teeth?

For many people, wisdom teeth do not come in all the way as they should. They often form horizontally. Also, for some people, their mouths and jaws are not big enough to accommodate the new teeth which can lead to an overcrowded mouth. This can lead to teeth shifting. Also, wisdom teeth can be hard to brush which can cause cavities.

Do you need your wisdom teeth removed?

Here are some signs to watch out for to know if you might need your wisdom teeth removed:

-Tooth decay

-Gum disease

-Pain in your mouth

-Repeated infections occurring at the back of your mouth

Consult Dental Partners of Boston to learn more and see if you need wisdom teeth removal.

If you are wondering if you need your wisdom teeth removed, please schedule an appointment to come in to see us. It is best to see one of our dentists and let them evaluate if wisdom teeth extraction is a good option for you. At Dental Partners of Boston, we are happy to answer any other questions you might have about wisdom teeth removal.

If you are having problems with your wisdom teeth, or if you have a child complaining about them, please make an appointment. Our friendly staff will be happy to accommodate you and will respond quickly to your request.